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Recognizing and Managing Transition Fatigue

Occasionally, each of us has a day when we feel "off," when our capable, confident, focused and decisive selves seem to go AWOL.

Usually we can chalk these episodes up to something specific—a cold, a bad night of sleep or some other temporary issue. But what about when that off day turns into an off week? Or an off month? Or even an off year? We may start to wonder—with understandable anxiety—what ever happened to the person we used to be.

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Exit Strategies for Entrepreneurs

Do you have a strategy for exiting your business? If not, consider this.

If you are like many of your peers, the road into your business was more clearly laid out than your exit route from involvement. However, a well-drawn road map for the endgame can be the difference between achieving success and missing the target on important life goals. Preparing an effective exit plan should be a central part of your overall game plan.

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When Two Becomes One

Financial Considerations for Managing Life After the Loss of Your Spouse

Whether the passing is sudden or somewhat expected, losing a husband at any age is traumatic and can raise many questions and worries about the future. The term "widow" conjures up thoughts of loneliness, yet thousands of women suddenly find themselves facing this reality every year.  It is a major transition in life, and too often important decisions and responsibilities are set on hold or sometimes forgotten altogether.

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Summer Travel Risks

With summer fast approaching, we turn our attention to risk management.  The pleasures of travel are familiar but the increasing risks facing traveler's today may not be.  If you or your family are traveling this summer (or anytime), please take some time to review the attached Vacation Safety Checklist and Travel Whitepaper provided by Hub Insurance.  

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Financial Advice for Women

A primary mission at Northstar is to empower women around money so that they can prosper through life's many transitions. We believe that women are not being served well in this area (or men for that matter).  Our hope is to provide thought leadership, education and stories that will connect with your concerns and issues.

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